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SpaceTrek - Space Science Camp for Young Women

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About SpaceTrek - Space Science Camp for Young Women

SpaceTrek accepts 24 high school aged girls per year. Summer 2017 will be our 6th camp. Most of our participants pursue STEM majors in college. Many of them pursue a space related degree program. Sometimes our girls drop out of this major. I am interested in 1) professionals in the space industry who can communicate the actual work performed in their jobs and encourage girls to continue with their degrees and 2) professionals in engineering careers being available to talk with participants about their jobs and how they can pursue degree programs that meet their interests. I have realized that often, the real work performed in a job is not consistent with the preconceived ideas of our young people about that job. Clarity and encouragement about jobs are required at a young age to formulate a potential path (academic and personal) to success for students.

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